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Oxford Children's Classics

Timeless books to share with the next generation of young readers. Complete and unabridged, these beautiful editions will help children discover a whole new world of thrilling storytelling.

Mark Twain
If you like the sound of rafting down the mighty Mississippi, then The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the story for you! After escaping from his cruel father, Huckleberry Finn teams up with runaway slave, Jim, and they head off on a raft down the mighty river. But danger is always close at hand – will they survive and win their freedom?
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Eleanor Porter
Ray of sunshine Pollyanna encourages everyone she meets to find something to be glad about in every situation, however dark things may seem. Her approach to life brings happiness to all, but when something terrible happens to her, will Pollyanna be able to follow her own advice? With family, friendship and drama this is a classic tale sure to be loved.
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Jack London
Stolen from a life of luxury and taken to work in the frozen north as a sledge dog, Buck faces a harsh fight for survival. But as his primal instincts reawaken, how long can he resist the call of the wild? If someone on your Christmas list has a passion for the great outdoors and tales full of drama, danger and adventure, then this is the story for them.
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E. Nesbit
Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis’s lives turn upside down when their father mysteriously has to go away, and they have to leave their home and start a new life. The railway becomes the centre of their new life and they make friends in their new community. Slowly the mystery begins to unfold, but will their father ever come home and make the family whole again?
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Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant detective but even he is perplexed by the Baskerville case. Called in to help the Baskerville family, Sherlock and Doctor Watson are soon picking up clues. But can they discover the truth behind the fearsome legend of the beast with blazing eyes and dripping jaws? This mystery is a perfect gift for any fans of TV’s Sherlock looking to discover the origins of this great detective.
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Johanna Spyri
Orphan Heidi is happy in the mountains living with her grandfather. Sent away to live in the town with her Aunt, Heidi struggles to adapt and longs to return to the Alps. But when a new friendship starts to blossom, Heidi begins to wonder if she can have the best of both lives after all? A classic tale with great heroine!
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L. M. Montgomery
Anne wishes her bright red hair was a beautiful auburn (not the green she accidentally dyed it). She dreams of pretty dresses and eating fancy cakes (made with all the right ingredients instead of the medicine she accidentally used). And she's determined to beat Gilbert Blythe to be top of the class. But most of all, she wants to stay at Green Gables forever, with her very best friend, Diana. With friendship, family, catastrophes, and romance this is a story that young readers will love.
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Louisa May Alcott
Sensible Meg, hot-headed Jo, quiet Beth, and pretty Amy might be sisters, but they're not alike, and they don't always get along. But when the going gets tough, they know they always have each other. With their father away at war and the family short of money – the March sisters are determined to look on the bright side, whether it’s performing a play or getting on with day-to-day chores the sisters can find the fun in any situation – but what does fate holds in store for the March sisters?
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L. Frank Baum
Already a Christmas classic on the screen, discover the original story of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they hit the yellow brick road. Having bonded in Oz, Dorothy and her friends know there's only one person who can help make their wishes come true and that's the Wizard. But as they set off to find him, the Wicked Witch is never far behind ...
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Frances Hodgson Burnett
When spoiled, selfish orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live at lonely Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, she discovers a magical world on the other side of a locked garden door. Mary decides to bring the abandoned garden she finds there back to life, and in doing so, changes her own forever. This story full of magic and mystery is ideal addition for any bookshelf.
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Mark Twain
If there's mischief in the air and trouble brewing you can bet your bottom dollar that Tom Sawyer will be right there in the thick of it! This classic coming of age American novel features the endearing characters of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in a variety of escapades. Perfect for readers who like their adventure with a good dose of fun.
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Anna Sewell
Experience Black Beauty’s long and varied life, all told from the horse's own perspective. Follow his fortunes, good and bad, from a privileged start to hard, hard work and a range of owners both kind and cruel. This is greatest horse story told, with a powerful, universal message making it the perfect gift for animal lovers.
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Kenneth Grahame
Join in the delights and disasters on the riverbank with Mole and his new friends. With sensible Ratty, wise Badger, and fun-loving Toad, they are four unforgettable friends in one a madcap adventure. But with the dastardly stoats and weasels, not far away there's never a dull moment. Excitement, drama and laughs await!
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Robert Louis Stevenson
Set sail on a swashbuckling adventure as Jim Hawkins joins the high seas aboard the Hispaniola in search of lost treasure. Featuring all the classic elements you’d expect: pirates with parrots, buried treasure, sea chests and characters such as Long John Silver, this tale has a host of action in store for Jim.
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Lewis Carroll
On a normal day Alice notices a white rabbit and follows him down a rabbit hole. Falling to the bottom she encounters a strange new world where curious things are normal, and normal things are . . . curiouser! With a cast of characters like no other from the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat to the Queen of Hearts, you’ll never forget the original story of Alice in Wonderland.
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Rudyard Kipling
Enter Mowgli's world as he discovers the secrets and dangers of the jungle. Found by wolves, who bring him up as one of their own, Mowgli must learn the secrets of the jungle from Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python. But their lessons cannot protect Mowgli from every danger, will he escape from being kidnapped by the monkey people? And can he get the better of the evil tiger Shere Khan?
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The perfect gift for a bookworm looking to expand their reading horizons, this beautiful boxed set contains four of the greatest stories ever told. Come with Black Beauty on the journey of a lifetime, join Alice she goes down the rabbit hole in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, discover The Secret Garden, and make friends with the adventurous and lovable Anne of Green Gables.
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This eye-catching boxed set is full of adventure and memorable characters in four of the greatest stories ever told. Set sail on the high seas in Treasure Island, be a part of the mischief by the Mississippi River in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, encounter danger in The Jungle Book, and join Mole, Ratty and the irrepressible Toad in The Wind in the Willows.
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